Two people and a Grant County police dog
have been treated for injuries after a two-vehicle
crash on Highway-80 yesterday (Tuesday)
afternoon. The Wisconsin State Patrol says the
crash happened on Highway-80 between
Platteville and Livingston.
Injured are three-year-old (3) Melissa Martin
of Livingston, who suffered a large bump on
her head, and Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy
Ric Hottenstein of Platteville. He suffered a
wrist injury and bumps and bruises. Deputy
Hottenstein was taken to Southwest Health
Center for treatment, while Melissa Martin
was taken by the family to the hospital.
Police Dog Diego sustained a small cut and
a sprained leg, and was taken to the Family
Pet Hospital in Platteville for evaluation.
The State Patrol says 29-year-old Betty Martin
of Livingston was driving east on Clifton Road.
That’s when she pulled out from the stop sign
and into the path of the Sheriff’s Department
Ford Explorer that Deputy Hottenstein was
driving. After the crash, Hottenstein checked
on Betty and Melissa Martin, and then started
to direct traffic around the crash scene.
Betty Martin is uninjured. She’s been cited for
failure to yield at a stop sign.
Platteville E M S helped at the scene.